For the last few weeks we’ve been having tons of fun playing with the latest Lego set we were lucky enough to receive for review – Jokerland.
The Jokerland Lego set is totally, totally awesome. Possibly the best Lego set that i’ve seen.
Having a son who’s a Lego Batman fan he literally freaked out with joy when he saw it, and wanted to get straight to work putting it together.
We had tears when I said no as we were leaving that morning to go on a caravan holiday, however I explained that he had something amazing to come home to and he soon cheered up.
As soon as we got home he dived straight into the box, and set about building this mammoth set.
The Jokerland set comes in at a very substantial 1037 pieces, in 8 different bags inside the box.
The set comes with 8 mini figures:
- Batman with Super Jumper
- Beast Boy
- Harley Quinn
- Poison Ivy
- The Penguin
- The Joker
- Plus two cool little guys – a Jokerbot and a tiny Penguin who holds dynamite.
The manual is a little strange as usually with the big sets you get 2 or 3 different manuals, but this one is a big fat phonebook of a manual with the whole build detailed in one. I think I actually prefer it like that as it makes it easier to keep tucked away for if we need to build it again.
The set is marked as an 8-14 age range, so I thought I may have to give my 7 year old Jacob a bit of help along the way. However he must be a master builder as he worked hard and built it all himself over the course of a weekend.
One tip that he has for a good Jokerland build is to use a base plate or two if you have some big enough, to help keep everything together. We found that the Penguins Deadly Duckies falls apart really easily if not built on a solid plate. You obviously don’t have to, but it makes it easier.
Jokerland is made up of 4 distinct parts –
- Penguin’s Deadly Duckies fairground ride
- Harley Quinn’s Wheels of Fire Bike ride
- Poison Ivy and the Carnivore Free Fall ride
- Joker’s Jokerland Fun House
Penguin’s Deadly Duckies ride is Jacob’s favourite as he loves Penguin the most, and even laughs like him at times. The Duckies look really good, and you can spin the ride around by twisting a button at the back.
Jacob likes to load Batman and Robin into the ducks and then try to get them to be flung out by spinning the ride around as fast as he can. It’s definitely the Deadly Duckies then.
My pick for the best ride would be Poison Ivy’s Carnivore Free Fall. It’s one of those tall freefall rides that most of us have been on at the funfair, only made out of a man eating plant. Plus you can’t get off the ride as your handcuffed in place.
Harley Quinn on her Bike probably looks the most impressive of the rides, as it spans the whole length of Jokerland.
You can hang any of the mini figures onto the underneath of Harley’s bike , hanging precariously over the flaming garbage cans. Then It’s time to call Batman to save them in a daring escape.
A very clever piece of Lego engineering and imagination.
The main bulk of the set is taken up by Joker’s Funhouse Jokerland itself.
The entrance has warped joker smile mirrors on either side. Next up is a bow tie which you can make spin, then up again is a huge Joker head with moveable eyebrows and bowler hat.
Inside Jokers Mouth is a platform for his tongue which you can use as a spring to push Joker into the mouth, down the slide and into the Toxic Tank at the bottom. Or if he’s unlucky Joker can push Batman down the slide. Depends on what mood your in!
Lastly the Two other things you have are a shoot-o-matic cannon which shoots out cannon balls, dynamite, even custard pies.
However probably the best part of the whole set is getting an amazing looking Batmobile. It’s so awesome, and Jacob absolutely loves that he made a Lego Batmobile and that it looks so cool.
The Batmobile fires missiles out of the front and the back.
The front missiles are the long stick type, however the rear shoots out stud missiles.
The giant batwings on the back of the bat mobile make it look “beast” as Jacob says.
Another brilliant part of the set is all the little extras you get. Theres Batarangs, Dynamite, Cannon balls, custard pies, handcuffs and special handcuffs with cool locks on them.
The Jokerland set has been really well thought out, it’s so creative. There is so much play potential to be had with this set.
Some days Jacob has huge superhero battles, other days they are all friends and just go on the rides together. He has had so much fun and enjoyment out of the set already. He has been especially careful, much more so than usual to keep everything looking just like when it was built as it’s such a great set he wants to keep it built and together forever.
With an RRP of £89.99 it’s not a cheap set, but in our opinion it’s definitely worth the money for the amount of play potential it has. Simply having the amazing Batmobile and 8 different Mini figures makes it a must have set.
Obviously it’s not something I would buy on a whim, but for a birthday or Christmas gift I would not hesitate to recommend it.
Thanks so much to the Lego Uk and The Lego Family Bloggers Panel for sending us this amazing set to review